Sheet Extrusion

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Published: 7/16/2015

EXTRUSION: How to Adjust for Shrinkage and Orientation
Polymers shrink and orient. Sometimes orientation is unbalanced, resulting in misshaped parts. But there are steps beyond tweaking the die that can mitigate these effects.

Published: 3/31/2015

Are You a ‘World-Class’ Processor?
Participate in Plastics Technology’s industry-wide benchmarking survey and you might find out.

Published: 11/24/2014

Get Ready for The Extrusion 2015 Conference
Plastics Technology will hold the first-ever conference next November devoted to all areas of extrusion processing.

Published: 4/23/2014

EXTRUSION: Effect of the Screw Flight On Melt Temperature, Energy Use
So-called rules of thumb regarding the design of flight clearance and width do not consider the temperature effect, both from the point of view of melt temperature and energy efficiency.

Published: 3/21/2014

A Better Way to Balance Die Flow
Use temperature adjustments before making any mechanical tweaks.

Published: 12/29/2013

Telltale Temperatures
Here's how to get a 'feel' for a screw design without actually seeing it. And how to use this information.

Published: 6/26/2012

Get Smarter on Extruder Sizes
Processors tend to recommend a much larger extruder than what’s really necessary for the job and the capabilities of the downstream equipment.

Published: 6/27/2011

Practical Processor
Your processing questions answered.

Published: 6/27/2011

Dead Screw Talking
There's a lot you can learn by conducting a post-mortum examination of your screw.

Published: 5/31/2011

Practical Processor
Your processing questions answered.